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Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, September 1, 2017
Brand purpose consultancy Given London is making it easier than ever for businesses to identify and act upon a purpose beyond profit — and thereby stay competitive in an ever-changing economic...
New Metrics
by Bill Baue, September 1, 2017
Part Six in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below. “We have an economy where we steal the future, sell it in the present, and call it GDP,” said Paul Hawken in 2009,...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, September 1, 2017
Water scarcity affects more than 40 percent of the global population, a number which is projected to rise. While about 2.5 percent of the world’s water is freshwater, only 0.5 percent of that is made...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, August 31, 2017
Ohio-based Buckhorn manufactures different types of heavy-duty, reusable plastic packaging for the food processing, automotive, manufacturing, distribution, bakery and agriculture industries,...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, August 31, 2017
The Ford Motor Company has released its 18th annual Sustainability report detailing its environmental progress across the world and commitment to continued sustainability actions in the future....
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, August 31, 2017
As consumer demand for product transparency grows, it is becoming increasingly important for companies to disclose information about the ingredients that go into to their products. Following this...
Collaboration
by Sheila Shayon, August 30, 2017
Clean, drinkable water is crucial for human existence, but according to the Women Thrive Alliance, roughly 663 million people worldwide still lack easy access to safe water. Globally, women and girls...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, August 30, 2017
The food industry is undergoing a major transformation, but while food companies often serve as the face of this so-called ‘food revolution,’ the source of some of the most significant changes isn’t...
Business Case
by Erika Flowers, August 30, 2017
Swarmed by a crowd of cross-country ski fans all under the age of 12, I felt like I’d just won my first World Cup. In the beginning, I wanted to be a soccer star. I, along with most of the girls my...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, August 30, 2017
Microsoft Corp. and international development organization Pact have announced an expanded partnership to address child labor mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Microsoft has made a...
New Metrics
by Sustainable Brands, August 29, 2017
International environmental reporting and data non-profit CDP has released new research in partnership with global infrastructure firm AECOM revealing that $9.5 billion worth of city water projects...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, August 29, 2017
Jeans are a sartorial staple for consumers around the world, but denim is a ‘dirty’ business. The production process generates a considerable amount of waste water, which is often released —...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, August 29, 2017
Hurricane Harvey, the strongest storm to hit Texas and Louisiana in decades, has left a wake of destruction in its path. More than 30,000 people have been driven into shelters and the storm’s...
Cleantech
by Daniel Matthews, August 28, 2017
2017 marks the dividing line. This is the year U.S. companies must decide whether they will make and keep sustainability initiatives outside of any federal mandate to do so. With the current...
Supply Chain
by Nithin Coca, August 28, 2017
Despite the attention the issue has received in the past decade, child labor and modern slavery are still prevalent across the world and in many corporate supply chains. The figures are stark – the...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, August 28, 2017
Translated from Spanish — view original interview here. Ahead of his keynote next month at the third and final Sustainable Brands Buenos Aires event of 2017, focused on “Redefining the Good Life...
New Metrics
by Rylan Dobson, August 25, 2017
Around this time last year, during World Water Week in Stockholm, a session was hosted which sought to explore the concept of Context-Based Water Targets (CBWTs). The event featured the first working...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, August 25, 2017
The food industry has been abuzz with talk of traceability as of late, with the emergence of new technologies — such as Avery Dennison’s RFID tags and Sourcemap and Provenance’s new blockchain...
Finance & Investment
by Bill Baue, August 25, 2017
Part Five in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below. The 2013 launch of the Integrated Reporting <IR> Framework from the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, August 24, 2017
BASF and bse Engineering have signed an exclusive joint development agreement for BASF to provide custom catalysts for a new chemical energy storage process. The process will enable the economically...
Organizational Change
by Jed Wolf, August 24, 2017
As Jack Welch, longtime CEO of General Electric, has said, “no company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, August 24, 2017
In response to changing consumer preferences for ‘cleaner,’ healthier products, food and beverage giant Coca-Cola is ramping up efforts to uncover new non-sugar sweeteners for its portfolio of...
Business Case
by Jennifer Elks, August 24, 2017
Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, which dates back to World War II radar systems, is increasingly being used to track goods throughout complex global supply chains. Avery Dennison...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, August 23, 2017
Step aside solar — bacteria and prickly pears could be the future of renewable, sustainable energy, according to new research in the United States and Mexico. Scientists have been trying to recreate...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, August 23, 2017
In recent weeks, outdoors organizations such as The North Face and Paradox Sports have been making marked efforts to make positive changes in local communities across the US with the rollout of new...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, August 23, 2017
Overconsumption of added sugar is the latest issue to preoccupy the food industry. On the heels of the launch of KIND Healthy Snacks’ Fruit Bites, for which the brand filled New York City’s Times...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, August 22, 2017
Times Square has housed plenty of eye-catching sights over the years, but this might be the sweetest. In a bid to create buzz around its new product and the amount of added sugar consumed by children...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, August 22, 2017
The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, one of the largest sustainable enterprise competitions in the world, has announced the five startups still in the running for a cash prize of €500,000. Finalists...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, August 22, 2017
Supermarkets across the globe are doing their part to future fit the food system by rolling out new initiatives and products that aim to tackle food waste and CO2 emissions. An IGA in Montreal,...
Waste Not
by Maxine Perella, August 22, 2017
Capturing littered plastic – whether in the oceans, on beaches or from city streets – and transforming it into new products has become something of a creative marketing drive, with brand owners...

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